Special Schedule Information
Special schedule opportunities:
11th and 12th grade:
ICC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Program/Health Occupations
This opportunity allows students to earn their CNA certificate within a semester’s time. A student will attend 4 classes per day at Morton High School and the other half doing ICC coursework and clinical experiences.
*Students must complete an ICC application (includes minimum reading score) and interview to be considered for the program. Since credit is earned through ICC, students are responsible for tuition fees (TBD) along with the additional cost of scrubs, a background check, and a drug screen.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) Construction
Work-Based Learning is a hands-on learning experience offered in Tazewell and Peoria County. This program is presented by the Peoria PERFECT (education for employment). A student will attend 4 classes per day at Morton High School and the other half at the site of their WBL classes. Construction is the only program offered at this time.
Additional information and applications are available at http://www.perfectpeoria.com/wbl.html
A cooperative work-study program designed for senior students interested in gaining skills and experience necessary for the world of work. Students are released from school for their paid cooperative education experience and participate in related classroom instruction. The course content includes further career education opportunities, planning for the future, job-seeking skills, personal development, legal protection and responsibilities, economics and the job, organizations, and job termination. Additional content is structured to meet the Consumer Education requirement for graduation. This course content includes: financial literacy (banking, saving and investing, financing, budgeting), personal insurance, credit usage and problems, state and federal income taxes, transportation, housing, mortgages, and simple contracts. Decision-making principles will be emphasized in order to achieve maximum utilization and satisfaction from resources, to evaluate alternatives in the marketplace, and to understand the rights and responsibilities of the consumer interacting with agriculture, business, labor unions, and government.
**WILL FULFILL CONSUMER EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT**
ICC Early College/Strong Start Program
MHS has partnered with Illinois Central College to provide a unique opportunity for qualifying seniors to begin earning college credit while completing the credits required to graduate from MHS. Participating students have the potential to earn college credit hours at ICC over the course of two semesters. Release hours from MHS will be determined by the ICC class schedule. Students must enroll in a minimum of two face-to-face courses on ICC’s campus. See the Early College/Strong Start FAQ document as well as the Course Description Guide pages 36-37 for more detailed information about the program.
ICC Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science Program
This opportunity allows students to earn 16.5 credits toward the ICC EMS/FS program. A student will spend 3 hours doing course and clinical work outside of MHS (hours 1-3) and 4 hours at MHS. This program is designed to help students learn about emergency and fire services, and give them a head start on a career in public safety. They will earn credentials that can lead to employment after high school graduation and licensure, such as EMT, and/or continued education in Fire Science Technology, Emergency Medical Services, or related field.
ICC Emergency Medical Services Program
This opportunity allows students to earn 10.5 credits toward the ICC EMS program. A student will spend 3 hours doing course and clinical work outside of MHS (hours 1-3) and 4 hours at MHS. This program is designed to help students learn about emergency services, giving them a head start on a career in emergency medical services and/or public safety. They will earn credentials that can lead to employment after high school graduation and licensure, such as EMT for an ambulance or fire/rescue agency, or as a patient care technician (PCT). They can also continue in the EMS program at ICC to become a Paramedic.
ICC Welding Program
This opportunity allows students to earn 12 credits toward the ICC Welding program. Two certifications, Production Welder and Welding Operator will be earned through this program.